Trishaws, Singapore

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    Tri Shaws

    by machomikemd Written May 3, 2011
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    a trip to the bygone era of tri shaws. The tri shaws were started in Shanghai in the 1880's and wal called jinriksha then and spread in popularity throughout asia and in Modern And Progressive Singapore, there are still a few of these historical remnants mostly in the chinatown and little India areas. Tri-shaw tours are offered in these places and also at the Bugis area and there are quite a few companies offering trishaw tours and the trishaw riders will take you along designated routes in Little India and Chinatown that promise the most interesting and enjoyable sights and sounds in these districts.Each trishaw ride will last an average of 30 - 45 minutes. The price for a standard trishaw ride starts from $25 to $36 per person.

    Tour around Little India:
    Pedicab Tours Pte Ltd
    Tel: 6336 0500/1
    Trishaw tour starts from Albert Mall
    Singapore Explorer Pte Ltd
    Tel: 6339 6833
    Trishaw tour starts from Liang Court and Bencoolen Link
    Trishaw Uncle
    Tel: (65) 9767 0648
    Albert Mall Trishaw Park

    Tour around Chinatown:
    Singapore Explorer Pte Ltd
    Tel: 6339 6833
    Trishaw tour starts from Chinatown Trishaw Park

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    A Taste of History

    by Aidy_p Updated Jun 1, 2007

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    Trishaw Rider Calling Out To Tourists

    This was the main mode of transportation for my grandmother in the 1940s through 1960s. I only took the trishaws a couple of time as my parents felt that it was dangerous as sometimes, these trishaw riders were pretty reckless on the road. But I can say that I enjoyed these rides tremendously.

    Now, the trishaws are meant mainly for tourists as its far too expensive for us to travel in them. About US$16 for a 30 minutes trip. At that cost, it would get me from town to one end of Singapore. But these trishaw riders toil through rain or shine, using their leg power to peddle tourists around the sights of Singapore. Some of these guys can sing, tell jokes and even entertain you throughout the ride.

    It is definitely worth experiencing what was once a part of a Singaporean's life. Moreover, this is a dying trade.

    Remember to bargain if you're going for individual trishaw rider. Alternatively, check out the website that I have provided for trishaw tours.

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    by phil_uk_net Updated Aug 26, 2003

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    A trishaw ride can be a lot of fun but the same rule applies as to Tuk Tuk drivers in Thailand and that is to negotiate a fare before you get in.
    My first ride was with my brother and we failed to do this. Ten minutes later the guy was demanding 50 Singapore dollars. We gave him 30 which resulted in neither party being happy.
    My second ride was more successful. The gentlemen wanted 10 dollars and he gave me a nice tour around Chinatown. He had been doing this job for 30 years and was 63 years old. He got his kicks by aiming towards people in the street (mostly young girls) and then sounding his hooter and ringing his bell before swerving away. It was quite amusing at first but the girls didn't think so.

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    by diageva Written Nov 27, 2003

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    An old fashioned mode of transportation. Speak about fare before you board. We took one from Raffles hotel to Boat Bay $10. Power Man.

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